The Vianello Archive donated to the Glass Study Center

Drawings, designs and documents

Over 2,000 works from the renowned Venetian designer’s personal archive have been donated to the Fondazione Cini. They will be catalogued and, once digitized, will be available online for consultation.

Last Thursday 29th October, on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the architect Toni Follina, nephew of Vinicio Vianello (1923-1999), signed a formal deed to ratify his donation of the archive of the Venetian painter and designer, who won a Gold Medal at the 9th Milan Triennial in 1951 and the Gold Compass in 1957, to the Fondazione Giorgio Cini Glass Study Center. The Vianello Archive includes a large number of important documents: over 1,300 original drawings concerning the design and production of vases, lamps, light fittings for architectural and urban plans carried out in Italy and abroad, together with approximately 550 photographs, numerous catalogues, patents, press reviews and Vianello’s own publications on the topic of glass.

  • Vinicio Vianello, Garofani Vase, "Fantasia" series, 1956